Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - April, 2013
The Queensland Government has promised it won’t privatise any existing public hospitals in the state, following the delivery of the final Commission of Audit Report earlier this week.
Australian researchers are inching closer to being able to conduct a blood test to for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease thanks to a breakthrough by a CSRIO team.
Construction of a new three-storey wing of Melbourne’s Northern Hospital is set to go ahead after the State Government has pledged $29 million for its construction.
Australians are increasingly feeling the hip pocket pain of the health care system, with the average Aussie paying over $1,000 per year to cover the gap left between Medicare and private health insurance according to the latest report published by the Consumers Health Forum (CHF).
The Victorian Government has announced it will move to cut burdensome red tape surrounding funding requirements and access for the state’s medical research institutions.
Australians will be happier, healthier and safer if they look after the nature spots in their cities, new research from the University of Queensland (UQ) has found.
People given larger portion sizes will continue to overeat compared with those given smaller servings, even after they have been expressly told of the impact of portion size on consumption, according to new research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
The Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) has announced it has joined forces with the Victorian Government in calling for employers to vaccinate their staff against this year’s strain of influenza.
The Federal Government has announced it will deliver $777 million to fund its share of the renewed National Partnership on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes for a further three years ending in June 2016.
The average waiting time for elective surgery is continuing to hover at around 36 days, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The Queensland Government has announced ‘sweeping changes’ to the administration of health complaints in Queensland, following two reports tabled in State Parliament earlier this week.
The South Australian Government will commit $119 million to ensure that the state’s community sector workers receive their pay rise announced under last year’s Fair Work Australia wage decision for low-paid workers.
The Victorian Government has announced the official start of the new Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA) Consultative Council, to be led by Professor Robert Thomas.